The Computer Clubhouse is a successful model that uses technology creatively
to enable under-served youth to acquire the tools, problem solving skills
and confidence for successful lives. In partnership with the Museum
of Science, Boston, its award-winning Computer Clubhouse and the MIT
Media Lab, Intel will support the establishment of 100 Intel Computer
Clubhouses in under-served communities worldwide. The goal of the Intel
Computer Clubhouse Network is to proliferate the highly successful Clubhouse
learning model and establish it as a replicable model for technology
learning. Over five years, the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network hope
to touch the lives of more than 50,000 young people.
A groundbreaking nonprofit corporation based in East Palo Alto, CA.
Launched in April 1998, OpenVoice trains teens from East Palo Alto and
the surrounding communities to develop critical thinking and technical
skills through the creation of web-based media. OpenVoice works to instill
the teens in its program with academic, technological, and entrepreneurial
- Plugged In
Established in 1992, Plugged In is a community technology center with
a mission to ensure that everyone in East Palo Alto California has the
opportunity to fully benefit from all that the information revolution
has to offer. Three programs are offered: Plugged In Enterprises, Plugged
In Greenhouse, and the Technology Access Center.
Plugged In Enterprises trains teenagers in the latest web design
technology. The teenagers use their skills to operate a web design
business that creates web pages for community members and paying commercial
clients. Clients include Pacific Bell, OICW, and Sun Microsystems.
Plugged in Greenhouse is a creative arts and technology studio for
the ideas and dreams of East Palo Alto children. It houses a variety
of activities including an after-school program, classroom partnerships,
and special projects based on educational themes.
The Technology Access Center is the community production studio,
copy center, cyber-library, self-paced learning studio, and telecom
center for East Palo Alto. It provides community members with access
to computers, the internet and information that helps them "get
- The Community
Technology and Training Centers
CTTC's are a public service to the community of Austin, Texas. The CTTC's
provide "digital opportunity" to those who may may otherwise
miss out in the technology-driven economy. The goals of these centers
are to provide free community access to computer technology, enhance
employability and technology skills of individuals, assist with job
search and career development and promote community awareness of and
comfort with new technologies.
- Harlem Center
for Education - Community Technology Center
The mission of the HCE - CTC is to increase technology awareness in
the East Harlem community, to increase technology education opportunities
for students in East Harlem, and to increase the marketability of unemployed
and underemployed East Harlem residents. They hope to accomplish this
by providing open access to technology in thecenter, by providing computer
applications classes to students and adults in the community and by
providing staff development in educational technology and computer applications
in the East Harlem School District.